Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 Driver Bill McCarthy loads up an RV for transportation at Horizon Transport in Wakarusa on July 15, 2014. RV shipments through the first half of 2014 were up 10 percent from that time period in 2013.

The growth is projected to continue into next year as the economy keeps improving.

Posted at 6:35 p.m.
 This is one of the many classic RVs coming to a rally July 24-27 at the South Bend/Elkhart KOA campground in Granger.


This weekend, you’ll have a chance to see around 80 vintage trailers and take part in a vintage soda pop tasting.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:14 a.m.
 Driver Bill McCarthy loads up an RV for transportation at Horizon Transport in Wakarusa on July 15, 2014.

The problem improved but will recur each year unless changes are made.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 6:14 p.m.
 Lippert Components CEO Jason Lippert smiles as Indiana Governor Mike Pence addresses a group of business leaders and employees Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Lippert has paid $35.5 million for Power Gear/Kwikee Products, a subsidiary of Menomonee Falls, Wisc.-based Actuant Corp., Drew Industries said in a press release. The buy was financed with available cash and a loan from Lippert’s $75 million line of credit with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

The Elkhart-based company bought Power Gear/Kwikee Products for $35.5 million. 

 Mark Price drills mounting holes in a steel beam  to mount compressed air lines in an unfinished part of the new MOR/ryde plant on Sterling Avenue in Elkhart, Ind., on Monday, June 2, 2014. Price works for Adco Inc.
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

Expansion has meant facelift for city neighborhood amid RV industry boon. 

 Thor Industries subsidiary Bison Coach will soon have more room to build horse trailers with sleeping quarters, like this one, under an expansion announced Tuesday, June 3.
Posted on June 3, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.

Bison Coach expects to transition production to the new facility by July 31.

 Chris Lawson (left) and Dave Elwell weld aluminum frames at the Evergreen RV plant north of Middlebury earlier this year.
Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

An industry analyst predicted shipments will rise 8.8 percent this year over 2013.